Skills Upgrades

If you do already have your High School Diploma, but still require some skills upgrades there are several opportunities available.

  • Attend an Adult High School (fee based).
  • There are community learning organizations throughout the province that provide skills training for a fee.  Literacy Nova Scotia provides a list of community based adult learning organizations in Nova Scotia.
  • The Academic & Career Connections program at the Nova Scotia Community College is for adults who would like to refresh and refocus their studies.  The program provides an opportunity to upgrade your skills, explore career choices, get a jump-start on another NSCC program, or prepare for further study.
  • Another way to upgrade your skills is through workplace education.  Workplace Education Programs are designed for employees, by employees, and use issues and materials from your workplace.
  • If you are an unemployed individual you might qualify for the Employment Nova Scotia Skills Development program.  This program provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to help them obtain the skills training they need to obtain employment.
  • If English is your second language you might want to work on your English language skills.  There are many places that offer English as a second language (ESL) classes.
  • If you are looking for ways to improve your French language skills there are many opportunities available.
  • One Journey Work and Learn - a partnership between Labour and Advanced Education, industry and community. This program provides skill development and employment opportunities to unemployed or underemployed Nova Scotians where there is an identified industry labour shortage.